Happy Hoopapalooza! This month will be all about hoops, starting with magnetic hoops. When the first home embroidery machines were released in 1990, consumers were advised not to use a magnetic pincushion near the machine. The computer console in those machines probably resembled our 1990 cell phones – large and clunky, and looked like this:
And our computers (if you even had one) were something like this dinosaur:
Today, all that computing power is in our cell phones and it fits in your pocket.
Imagine the technical advances that have been made in our embroidery machines. Its computer console is no longer ‘large and clunky’ and it is highly insulated. Snap Hoop Monster magnetic hoops are safe for your machine. For instance, the magnetic hoop attaches to the machine far away from the machine’s computer module and the metal bottom frame insulates the magnetic shield. In this video, you’ll see how a pair of scissors are firmly attached to the magnetic frame but when the metal bottom frame is connected to the magnetic top, the scissors fall away.
Some people think their machine will not recognize a Snap Hoop Monster or the sewing field will be diminished. If your embroidery machine recognizes what size standard embroidery hoop is attached, then it will recognize the Snap Hoop Monster. The sewing field is the same size as the corresponding standard hoop. Take a look below, you’ll see the attachments are the same.
Another popular misconception is magnetic hoops will erase your embroidery designs. Not true – your digital designs are safe with Snap Hoop Monster.
I use Snap Hoop Monster everyday – and I don’t think I would still love machine embroidery if I had to squeeze every piece of fabric I stitch between the inner and outer rings of a standard embroidery hoop. My hands would have given out long ago!
Join me on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM CST on Facebook Live. Marie Zinno, my Stitching Sister and co-author of Hoop It Up will be joining me in the studio. We’ll share our Top Ten Tips for Hooping. Follow us on Facebook to get a reminder here https://www.facebook.com/DesignsInMachineEmbroidery/